Deals

Section 1ZO, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the common economic problems that drive deal structuring and deal contracting. Although deals vary in their details, they share common economic problems, such as issues of rent-seeking, moral hazard, and information asymmetry. This course introduces students to the economic tools necessary to evaluate alternative contractual regimes, including transaction costs, information economics, risk sharing and incentives, property rights, and finance. Then, it applies that knowledge to the evaluation of different real-world deals, with the particular deals selected to give students a range of subject matters in order to highlight a common set of problems and solutions that arises in multiple settings. In the past, Deals courses have included the study of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture financing, movie financing, spin-offs, and securitizations, among others.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.


Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
This course is highly interactive and requires serious, thoughtful, and active participation every day of the course in order to make it a useful experience for you and your classmates. Every class (or nearly every class), we will engage in a variety of simulations and case studies that only work if you participate fully. Daily participation counts as a substantial part of the grade. Students will also make an individual presentation and a group presentation.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Also, because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
121218465
Law No.
LAW7811
Modified Type
Practicum
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
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